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Mekong Cruise Saigon to Angkor

Duration: 7 days

There can be no tapestry of river life as fascinating and varied as the River Mekong. Indeed there can be no more striking a cultural contrast as that between the bustling Vietnam delta and the tranquility of Cambodia. We pass from the vibrant French colonial port of Saigon, through the vast delta so rich in human life and endeavour, to travel along the main channel into the rich countryside of Cambodia. 

♦ Discover floating market, one of important life style of people in Mekong.
♦ Visit ancient houses, delightful flower gardens and enjoy tropical fruit.
♦ Explore local traditional coconut candy and rice paper, pop-rice manufacturing workshop.
♦ Walk or cycle on the footpaths of the countryside to explore local people’s daily activities.
♦ Contemplate beautiful scenery on Mekong River, savour foot massage on board.

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Price from: 935 USD
1 Saigon - Cai Be - My Thuan - Sa Dec   

8h00-8h15 A.M: Pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and depart to Mekong Delta.

Arrival at the Delta of the Mekong at the end of the morning. Transfer by junk to a sumptuous traditional residence, former imperial residence where the descendants of the Kiet family open their doors to welcome you to discover the sublime interior and walk through the garden strewn with fruit trees. Tea is offered, accompanied by a tasty selection of tropical fruits.

Direction to the artisanal factories of products based on rice and coconut: rice alcohol, puffed rice cakes, rice paper, sweets made from coconut milk...

Embarkation on the boat of Le Cochinchine, welcomed by a welcome cocktail.

Lunch on board while the boat sails on the wide river in the direction of Cai Thia.

Cycling along the islands of Cai Thia taking picturesque views of the rural activities of local residents.

Enjoying a therapeutic massage on the upper deck while contemplating the sunset on the Mekong.

Dinner and overnight on board.

Meals: Lunch, dinner

2 Sa Dec - Long Xuyen

Breakfast on board.

At the entrance of the town, you will visit a brickworks to understand the life of local people.

Continue to the city center for a visit to the lively market of Sa Dec followed by the traces of Marguerite Duras, including the old house of Mr. L’Amant, the school for girls of Trung Vuong, founded at the beginning of the 20th century by Marguerite Duras’s mother.

In the heart of the village of Sa Dec, discover the temple of Caodaism-a new South Western Vietnam from 1926, and the flower garden and bonsai of Sa Sec.

Return to the boat, lunch on board when the boat cruises towards Long Xuyen through the inverted channel of Lap Vo with magnificent scenery along the shores: River activities, flower cultivation, vegetables, shrimp trap, children bathing.

Discover the countryside and villages when you arrive at the crocodile farm in Long Xuyen.

Participation in the cooking class with the typical dish of the Mekong Delta "The pumpkin flower stuffed with the fish of the Mekong".

Dinner and overnight on board in Long Xuyen.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

3 Long Xuyen - Cho Moi - Hoa Hao 

Breakfast on board over the sunrise.

Explore the Long Xuyen market one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong Delta with hundreds of small boats barging and jostling for space as owners attempt to sell their goods.

Walking or cycling through the countryside and villages on the island of Ong Ho by discovering the daily life of the local people and visiting the ancient home of the President of Ton Duc Thang, Vietnam's second president after President Ho Chi Minh. You will have a unique opportunity to discover a side of Delta life that few travelers experience.

Enjoy lunch on boat while our cruise carries on our journey to the village of Hoa Hao.

On arrival, transfer to the local boat for the visit of the floating village of the fishermen and the village to the handicrafts of Cham where the inhabitants practice Islamism.

Dinner and overnight on board in Chau Doc.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

4 Chau Doc - Phnom Penh

This morning, we have a speedboat from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh departing at 7h30 A.M. The boat takes us along the Mekong River. It continues on to the Vietnamese (Vinh Xuong) - Cambodian (Kaom Samnar) border and then to Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia. The journey takes approximately 4 hours.

Arrival at our hotel in Phnom Penh, the capital of Kingdom of Cambodia. A visit of Phnom Penh is a very interesting experience indeed. It is a city with an interesting pulse and it gives you a very true taste of Asia. We will visit the Wats Phnom, National museum, silver Pagoda and Royal Palace.

Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

5 Chau Doc - Phnom Penh

This morning, we have a speedboat from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh departing at 7h30 A.M. The boat takes us along the Mekong River. It continues on to the Vietnamese (Vinh Xuong) - Cambodian (Kaom Samnar) border and then to Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia. The journey takes approximately 4 hours.

Arrival at our hotel in Phnom Penh, the capital of Kingdom of Cambodia. A visit of Phnom Penh is a very interesting experience indeed. It is a city with an interesting pulse and it gives you a very true taste of Asia. We will visit the Wats Phnom, National museum, silver Pagoda and Royal Palace.

Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh.

6 Phnom Penh - Siem Reap

This morning there will be a transfer to Phompenh airport to Siemriep. Arrival Siemriep, transfer to the hotel.

We will visit the Floating Village on Tonle Sap Lake and take boat trip to see the daily life on the village. The natural wonder of Tonle Sap offers an insight into the old tradition of riparian life and the natural splendor of the countryside.

Afternoon, continue visit to WatThmey, contains a unique glass-walled stupa containing the bones of victims of the Khmer Rouge. After that, visit to Wat Memorial Monument. Later this afternoon, early evening, you will be taken by TukTuk, a small open-sided taxi common in Cambodia, to cruise around the suburb of Siem Reap town.

Dinner and overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

7 Angkor Wat Temple 

Breakfast at hotel.

Visit Angkor Thom, the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, built from the late 12th century to the early 13th century by King Jayavarman VII and consists of 54 towers, the Royal Enclosure, the Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King, then visit Ta Prohm, surrounded by jungle.

Visit Angkor Wat, the largest temples in world and covers an area of 200 hectares and surrounded by moat and an exterior wall measuring 1300 meters x 1500 meters. Tonight we will enjoy diner with traditional Khmer folk performance of Apsara at the local restaurant.

Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
 
8 Siem Reap - Departure  

Breakfast at hotel.

At leisure to visit the market or "Les Artisans d'Angkor - Chantiers Ecoles" of Siem Reap (if time permits). Transfer to Siem Reap International Airport for your departure flight. End of our services.

Meals: Breakfast

 

Price in USD and person in half twin (excluded 10% VAT)

Applied from October, 1st 2017 to May, 31st 2018

Programs

2 pax

3 – 7 pax

8 – 12 pax

13pax++

Single Sup

Saigon-Angkor or vice versa

(7 days/ 6 nights)

1,234

1,120

1,039

1,039

411

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Price in USD and person in half twin (excluded 10% VAT)

Applied from June, 1st 2018 to September, 30th 2018

Programs

2 pax

3 – 7 pax

8 – 12 pax

13pax++

Single Sup

Saigon-Angkor or vice versa

(7 days/ 6 nights)

1,112

1,008

935

935

370

 

WHATS INCLUDED

Cruise Price Inclusion: Land transportation included airport transfers as stated in the program. English speaking guides during the trip. Admission fees and permits where applicable. Meals as indicated (B=breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Diner) Flight Siem Reap-Phnom Penh or Phnom Penh-Siem Reap. Boat ride from Phnom Penh to Chau Doc or from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh. Accommodations: 3 nights at hotels, 3 nights on boat. Service of crews on board. 1 complimentary foot massage on board.

Cruise Price Exclusion: Pre/post trip arrangement. Beverages. Travel insurance. Visa fee (Visa fee on arrival at Cambodia border: 30 USD in cash, 2 photos 4 x 6 cm) Payment fee: bank transfer fee if payment by bank transfer, 3% if payment by credit card. Other personal expenses.

 Important Notes

  • The trip cost is based on group of 2 people sharing a cabin on board.
  • Program is subject to change due to unpredictable events such as the vagaries of the weather and tide variations.
  • Infants under 6 years-old sharing cabin with their parents are free of charge.
  • Children between 6 and 11 years old get a 50% discount.

 

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